In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leaked information about government surveillance activities, Congress passed a law restricting some of the actions of US intelligence agencies. This law, known as the USA Freedom Act, was a valiant attempt to rein in excesses of the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of Internet Privacy week, Namecheap is … Continue reading Snowden, PRISM, and Surveillance: an Aftermath
Do you get a lot of robocalls on your cell phone? How about unsolicited text messages offering you a logo for your new website? Is your spam folder overflowing with offers for SEO services? Do you wonder how in the world they got your contact information? Whenever you register any domain name, you’re required by … Continue reading Whois Privacy: Make Your Public Data Less Vulnerable
A Lawyer’s Guide to Privacy in America As part of Internet Privacy Week, Namecheap is bringing you a number of articles that examine privacy issues. In this article we go to the heart of the matter, exploring what privacy means (in a legal context) and what laws exist in the US to protect citizens from … Continue reading Is Your Privacy Protected by Law?
For many people, the erosion of online privacy rights is like a big hole in the pavement. The first time we encounter a small pothole in the road, we may have to slow down or swerve to avoid it. Then the next day, we drive down that same road, and the pothole is still there … Continue reading The Erosion of Online Privacy
SSL certificates provide an easy way to secure website data. Even if you’re not selling anything, your website and your users will reap the benefits of enhanced privacy and verification. As part of our ongoing series of posts leading up to Internet Privacy Week (Oct 18-24), let’s take a look at how SSLs help to … Continue reading Secure Customer Data with SSLs
There are 156 million fake emails sent to solicit personal information every single day. They often look every bit as legitimate as regular emails. With so much fraud out there, what’s the best way of separating emails you need to read from the ones that could harm you? If you, a friend, or family member … Continue reading A Guide for Avoiding Email Scams
Every day computers track what we’re doing on the internet. Until a few years ago, Americans were unaware of how much information the United States collected on their own citizens as well as people across the globe. In 2013, a young computer engineer named Edward Snowden risked his life to expose the nature of American … Continue reading Why Edward Snowden Matters
Almost every time you visit a website or use a mobile app, someone is collecting data about you. However, across the globe there are few laws that govern how companies collect this data or what they can do with it. To address this issue, Namecheap is collaborating with TechDirt to bring you Internet Privacy Week (Oct. 18-24). We will … Continue reading Join Us For Internet Privacy Week